Union pact helps plant’s new owners forge ahead

TUKWILA — Machinists Union members who work at Washington’s largest metal-forging company started the year with new employers, and their company has a new name. CE Star Holdings completed its purchase of the bankrupt Jorgensen Forge Corp. on Nov. 28. The collective bargaining agreement between the new Star Forge LLC and Machinists Union District Lodge … Continue reading

Machinists forge deal with plant’s potential owners

TUKWILA — Machinists Union members who work at the former Jorgensen Forge plant in Tukwila have ratified a proposed contract with their potential new employer. The vote is a key step forward as the potential new owners — CE Star Holdings – attempt to bring Jorgensen Forge out of bankruptcy, and it clears the way … Continue reading

Forging ahead: Machinists OK pact with Jorgensen

TUKWILA – Machinists Union members who work at Jorgensen Forge Corp. will get their first pay raises in seven years after ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement. The workers approved the three-year contract with an 94 percent yes vote on Friday. They had rejected the company’s first contract offer on April 9. “Our members at … Continue reading

Talks to continue after JFC Machinists reject offer

TUKWILA – Negotiators are headed back to the bargaining table after Machinists Union members at Jorgensen Forge Co. rejected a proposed three-year contract Thursday. “Our members at JFC told us we have more work to do,” said Joe Crockett, a business representative for Machinists Union District Lodge 751. “We will meet with the company next … Continue reading

Machinists forge tentative agreement with Jorgensen

SEATTLE – Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who work at Jorgensen Forge Corp. in Tukwila have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with their employer. The union’s negotiating team announced the agreement Thursday afternoon, and said it would recommend that members vote to accept it. A vote has been scheduled for … Continue reading

Jorgensen Forge workers vote to join IAM District 751

TUKWILA – Workers who forge essential components used on aircraft, drilling rigs and ships have voted to join Machinists Union District Lodge 751. By a 3-to-2 margin, workers at Jorgensen Forge Corp. in Seattle voted to join the union on Aug. 7. The vote affects more than 100 hourly workers at the company’s plant on … Continue reading

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